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Judges 3

DBY 1 And these are the nations that Jehovah left, to prove Israel by them, all that had not known all the wars of Canaan; NIV 1 These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan DBY 2 only that the generations of the children of Israel might know war by learning it, at the least those who before had known nothing thereof: NIV 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): DBY 3 five lord ships of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwell on mount Lebanon; from mount Baal-Hermon unto the entering into Hamath. NIV 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath. DBY 4 And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of Jehovah, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. NIV 4 They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses. DBY 5 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites: Hittites and Amorites and Perizzites and Hivites and Jebusites; NIV 5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. DBY 6 and they took their daughters as wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. NIV 6 They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. DBY 7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and forgot Jehovah their God, and served the Baals and the Asherahs. NIV 7 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs. DBY 8 And the anger of Jehovah was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eight years. NIV 8 The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years. DBY 9 And the children of Israel cried to Jehovah; and Jehovah raised up a saviour to the children of Israel, who saved them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. NIV 9 But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them. DBY 10 And the Spirit of Jehovah was upon him, and he judged Israel; and he went out to war, and Jehovah gave Chushan-rishathaim king of Syria into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan-rishathaim. NIV 10 The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. DBY 11 And the land had rest forty years; and Othniel the son of Kenaz died. NIV 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died. DBY 12 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of Jehovah; and Jehovah strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they did evil in the sight of Jehovah. NIV 12 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel. DBY 13 And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek and went and smote Israel, and they took possession of the city of palm-trees. NIV 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. DBY 14 And the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. DBY 15 And the children of Israel cried to Jehovah, and Jehovah raised them up a saviour, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a man left-handed. And by him the children of Israel sent a gift to Eglon king of Moab. NIV 15 Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab. DBY 16 And Ehud made him a sword having two edges, it was of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right hip. NIV 16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing. DBY 17 And he brought the gift to Eglon king of Moab; now Eglon was a very fat man. NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. DBY 18 And it came to pass when he had ended offering the gift, he sent away the people that had borne the gift. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it. DBY 19 But he turned from the graven images that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret word unto thee, O king. And he said, Be silent! And all that stood by him went out from him. NIV 19 But on reaching the stone images near Gilgal he himself went back to Eglon and said, “Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you.” The king said to his attendants, “Leave us!” And they all left. DBY 20 And Ehud came to him; now he was sitting in the cool upper-chamber, which was for him alone. And Ehud said, I have a word from God unto thee. And he arose from the seat. NIV 20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, “I have a message from God for you.” As the king rose from his seat, DBY 21 Then Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right hip, and thrust it into his belly; NIV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly. DBY 22 and the haft also went in after the blade, and the fat closed upon the blade; for he did not draw the sword out of his belly, and it came out between the legs. NIV 22 Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it. DBY 23 And Ehud went out into the portico, and shut the doors of the upper-chamber upon him, and bolted them. NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. DBY 24 And when he was gone out, the servants of the [king] came and saw, and behold, the doors of the upper-chamber were bolted. And they said, Surely he is covering his feet in the summer chamber. NIV 24 After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, “He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the palace.” DBY 25 And they waited till they were ashamed; and behold, he opened not the doors of the upper-chamber, and they took the key, and opened [them], and behold, their lord lay dead on the earth. NIV 25 They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead. DBY 26 And Ehud had escaped while they lingered, and passed beyond the graven images, and escaped to Seirah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah. DBY 27 And it came to pass when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the hill-country of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the hill-country, and he before them. NIV 27 When he arrived there, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down with him from the hills, with him leading them. DBY 28 And he said to them, Follow after me, for Jehovah has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of the Jordan toward Moab, and suffered no one to pass over. NIV 28 “Follow me,” he ordered, “for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands.” So they followed him down and took possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab; they allowed no one to cross over. DBY 29 And they slew the Moabites at that time, about ten thousand men, all fat, and all men of valour, and not a man escaped. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not one escaped. DBY 30 And Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest eighty years. NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years. DBY 31 And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath; and he smote the Philistines, six hundred men, with an ox-goad. And he also delivered Israel. NIV 31 After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel.

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